In Unit V, you picked a periphery or semi-periphery nation and began researching a social problem(s) being faced in the nation along with solutions to that problem.
In Unit VII, you are going to write a Problem-Solution Research Paper (at least four pages long) analyzing some of the social issues and struggles being faced by the nation in the periphery or semi-periphery region and present solutions to these issues. You will be incorporating important course concepts into your research paper as well, such as globalization, importance of geography, and sustainability. The material from the Unit V essay can be used in your Unit VII Problem Solution Paper. You can, but are not required to, use section headings in the final paper.
Problem-Solution Research Paper Instructions & Requirements Check List
Your paper is required to address the following:
Solutions: Research and present solutions to help the nation you have chosen to research. You are required to discuss in depth at least 3 possible solutions/suggestions to help the nation address the issue. This section should contain research you found on the solutions and your own analysis. Discuss the following: why it is the best solution, who is involved in implementing the solution, and the potential positive and negative impact of implementing the proposed solution(s). At least one solution is required to contain the concept of sustainability in some capacity. (Note: You can look up sustainability in the textbook glossary which shows where in the textbook sustainability has been discussed. This will provide ideas on how sustainability fits into your suggested solutions).
Conclusion: Make certain to include the following: Summary of what was discussed and any final thoughts. You can talk about how the issue impacts the future, why there is a need for future research, or propose a call to action.
It is required that you apply the term globalization in your paper in some capacity. Discuss how globalization or inter-connectedness relates to the country’s background, the issue, or the solution. This discussion could involve concepts discussed in the textbook like the impact of colonialization, imperialism, technology, environment, immigration/migration, Westernization, terrorism, geopolitics, trade, military, etc. In other words, you must incorporate globalization into your project in some capacity. You can view pp. 51,175, 238, and/or 279 for examples of how globalization impacts nations.
It is required that you incorporate the importance of geography in some capacity in your paper. It can be part of the country background, problem, or solution.
Your paper should be written in APA style with a minimum of four pages (not including the title and reference pages). You may include images, graphs, and/or maps in an appendix if you wish, but they do not count towards the four pages of written content that is required.
Source Requirement: Your paper must contain research you have gathered from a minimum of three scholarly sources (not including the textbook). Sources can be from reputable news or magazine sources, organizational or governmental websites, or peer reviewed journal sources.
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